History of internet dating
Perfumed oil was used to prevent the skin from drying out in the harsh climate.At parties, servants would place a cone of perfumed grease on the head of each guests.(ED 370) Egyptian men shaved their head in order to avoid getting lice.(PSU) Wigs made of sheep’s wool or human hair were worn by men and women to parties, official functions and for protection from heat. When not in use, wigs were stored in special boxes that were displayed on a stand at home.The grease had a cooling effect as it melted and ran down the faces of each guest. Highly polished silver and copper mirrors aided the application of makeup.(Rigby, Brand)Some hairstyles were very similar to that of todays. Young girls usually kept their hair in pigtails while boys had shaved heads with one braided lock worn to one side.
From 7,000 to 4,000 BC, the fatty oils of olive and sesame were combined with fragrant plants to create the original Neolithic ointments.(Carnegie Museum)Cosmetics were an inherent part of Egyptian hygiene and health.Oils and creams were used for protection against the hot Egyptian sun and dry winds.(ED 370) To preserve hair from the effects of sun, it was treated with a moisturizing cream in the shape of a cosmetic cone.Evidence comes from sculptures, reliefs and paintings from the New Kingdom.